May 30, 2013

The 2013 BMI Christian Awards Scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, in Nashville

Top Christian Artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath and Building 429 to Perform

Media Alert

• Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI)®, a global leader in music rights management, will honor the top songs played on Christian radio during the past year at the BMI Christian Awards on Tuesday, June 18, in Nashville.
• The annual invitation-only event will salute the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio. The BMI Christian Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.
• The 2013 BMI Christian Awards will be hosted by BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Nashville, Jody Williams, and Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Leslie Roberts.

The 2013 BMI Christian Awards will honor the top artists in Christian music and feature performances by:
Steven Curtis Chapman
Brandon Heath
Building 429

• Tuesday, June 18, 2013
• Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner begins at 6:45 p.m.

BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203

PRESS CREDENTIALS: To request press credentials, contact Natasha Powell, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). A limited amount of media will be credentialed to cover the awards ceremony. High-resolution photos from the event will be available.

BMI does not grant nor give the license agreement for streaming or downloadable performance video footage that might be shot or obtained at this awards show. The media outlet is responsible for all of their own clearance agreements for duration of use for online or broadcast use.

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.

Media Contact:
Natasha Powell, BMI
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Drew Maynard, BMI
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